25 Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

I have made a list of quilt patterns that uses a charm packjelly roll strips, and a few different ones that use fat quarters, and now, let’s sink our teeth into these layer cake quilt patterns that we can whip up in a jiffy! Just pick up a pack of your favorite 10″ squares of fabric and get started!

LAYER CAKE QUILT PATTERNS

If you’re anything like me, you can’t help but be drawn to those delectable layer cakes! I’m talking about 10″ squares from your local quilt shop, not its calorie-laden counterpart from the bakery—but equally irresistible!

When I simply must have the entire collection of a designer, they make it very easy to indulge. But what happens next? When I get home, I sometimes leave them on my shelf because I’m not sure what to do with them. If you feel the same way, take a look at the inspiration waiting for you.


1. Danish Delights Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Little Louise Quilts

This quilt pattern is super easy to make and uses only one Layer Cake for the throw or queen size which has an alternate layout. The baby quilt uses only 24 – 10″ Squares. This quilt pattern has a fresh, modern look and can be done up in any style fabric.

Danish Delights Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Little Louise Quilts

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2. Gingham Windows Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

Gingham Windows is a fun and fast quilt that is perfect for 10″ stackers (layer cakes!) It’s also a great pattern for showing off a favorite fabric collection. It’s a great quilt for beginners or experts that love a fast quilt! 

Gingham Windows Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

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3. Purely Simple Quilt Pattern by Quilt Petaler

Purely Simple is a fun layer cake friendly pattern that combines a variation of the classic log cabin block pattern with the simple 4 patch block for a unique turn. 

This quilt can be completed using only 4-6 fabrics or a wide variety. The quilt on the cover was made using one layer cake for the piecing of the blocks and additional yardage for the borders, binding and backing.

Purely Simple Quilt Pattern by Quilt Petaler

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4. Five Slice Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Yoan Sewing Studio

Here’s a modern layer cake quilt pattern that I am so excited to share with you. This quilt is super fun and relatively easy to make, and will make an express quilt top. The finished measurements of this quilt are approx.  55 1/2″ x 64″, and for this quilt you will need a full set of layer cake.

Five Slice Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Yoan Sewing Studio

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5. Cozy Corners Free Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Chicken Scratch NY

Cozy Corners is a quick and beginner-friendly quilt meant to make the most of a layer cake. This large throw finishes at 54 x 63 with no background fabric needed.

This is a great quilt for beginners but it’s also a really great gift quilt because it goes together so quickly. This is the largest quilt you can make from a single layer cake, other than just sewing the squares together and it’s a great cuddle quilt for watching movies or taking on a picnic.

Cozy Corners Free Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Chicken Scratch NY

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6. Cartwheels Lap Quilt Pattern by Jen Daly Quilts

Rolling Stone and cross blocks seem to spin and dance across this colorful, pre-cut friendly lap quilt. Grab a single layer cake or bundle of 10” squares of your favorite quilting fabric, pair it with yardage of a white solid or low volume print background fabric, and you’ll be ready to go! 

Cartwheels Lap Quilt Pattern by Jen Daly Quilts

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7. Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

This simple pattern uses a layer cake or 10 inch squares to create a scrappy balanced look. The instructions are for two sizes: a baby quilt measuring 42.5″ x 45.5″ and a throw size that measures 56.5″ x 63.5″

Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

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8. Layer Cake Lucy Quilt Pattern by A Bright Corner

If you have a favorite layer cake you’ve been saving, this is the pattern for you. Layer Cake Lucy uses the entire layer cake with no waste! The finished quilt measures 67″ x 77.5″ which is a generous throw size but would also work as a twin size quilt.

Layer Cake Lucy Quilt Pattern by A Bright Corner

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9. Kaleidoscope Of Stars Quilt Pattern by Kate Henderson Quilts

Grab a layer cake and some background fabric and get sewing! This is an easy to make quilt in two different sizes: the large uses a layer cake plus background fabric and the small uses 1/2 a layer cake plus background fabric, or cut some squares from your favorite fabric in your stash.

Kaleidoscope Of Stars Quilt Pattern by Kate Henderson Quilts

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10. Lattice Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart

The design of this Lattice Quilt is classic: patchwork on point with sashing and cornerstones. This pattern is perfect for 10″ x 10″ squares (aka 10″ Stackers or Layer Cakes). What’s so great about this classic pattern is that the white sashing give your eye just enough of a break that you can really throw in a lot of color or busy prints.

It works with any fabric collection – although I especially recommend it for collections with a variety of large-scale prints that need some space to be shownoff.

Lattice Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart

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11. Rachel Quilt Pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting

I want a pattern that keeps the layer cake squares intact to show off the fabrics and that comes together quickly. But I don’t want it to just be a way to use up a layer cake that I have sitting on my shelf. I want it to be fun!

This Rachel Quilt is a little twist on a traditional pattern and can be as modern or as traditional as I would like to make it. The pattern is quick and it really showcases the fabrics in my layer cake.

Rachel Quilt Pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting

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12. Snuggly Pre-Cut Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Polka Dot Chair

This quilt pattern and tutorial sews up fast and makes use of 10″ pre-cut squares (or layer cakes). In my opinion, there are two types of quilts that are the simplest and easiest for beginners to sew. A simple patchwork quilt and a simple strips quilt.

This Layer Cake Lap quilt pattern is designed for such an occasion. It’s still simple to construct and beginner-friendly, but it adds a bit of piecing for a bit more detail and dimension.

Snuggly Pre-Cut Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Polka Dot Chair

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13. Layer Cake Chevron Quilt Pattern by Patchwork Posse

This layer cake quilt is a chevron style. Using two fabrics the same size and making them into half square triangles, you end up with a whole lap sized quilt. The idea is that you match up one light or medium fabric with a dark fabric. You will need enough contrast in the colors to make this one work.

I am really looking for something that matches a lot and has a pattern. So, I’d pick one of the fabrics to be the same for all the blocks. We can play around with a few options and ideas!

Layer Cake Chevron Quilt Pattern by Patchwork Posse

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14. Stay Square Quilt Pattern by Pieced Just Sew

Use up a layer cake of your choosing to complete this straightforward quilt featuring easy squares and rectangles. You can show off a variety of different colors and prints with a pattern – happy, color-filled design such as the one pictured, or opt for a modern monochrome look and use squares of the same color scheme!

Stay Square Quilt Pattern by Pieced Just Sew

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15. Dahlia Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

This layer cake quilt has a twist. Discover the fun and easy trick to create these spinning, majestic mountain quilt blocks. This easy-to-follow quilt pattern creates the illusion of difficulty but is even beginner friendly. Whip up your own modern quilt in sizes from baby to bed.

Dahlia Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Aunt Ems Place

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16. Easy Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

This pattern uses a layer to create a scrappy balanced look. The main instructions are for a quilt top that measures a generous sized throw 65.5″ by 74.5″.

For this size, it requires 1 layer cake, 2/3 yard for binding, 1 yard for the border, and 4 yards for backing, and batting of your choice approximately 72″ x 80″. 

Easy Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics

Get the Pattern by KB Landford Fabrics here


17. Pinwheel Layer Cake Lap Quilt Pattern by New Quilters

If you know how to make a half-square triangle block, you can make this quick and easy quilt. Start with 10″ squares from a fabric layer cake collection, combine them with white 10″ squares to make half-square triangle blocks, and use this pattern as a guide to arrange them into a quilt. The finished quilt is the perfect size for snuggling up in on the couch!

Pinwheel Layer Cake Lap Quilt Pattern by New Quilters

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18. Peaches & Cream Quilt Pattern by Simple Simon And Company

Using only 2 layer cakes and 1 yard of fabric for the quilt top, this 62″ x 62″ quilt makes a great lap quilt for adults or a floor quilt for children. With its simple design, it lends itself nicely to a wide variety of fabric choices and styles!

Peaches & Cream Quilt Pattern by Simple Simon And Company

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19. Cake Dash Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

Cake Dash is a quick and easy layer cake friendly quilt pattern. It is super beginner friendly and you can make a small throw using just one layer cake. This layer cake quilt pattern includes three different options and several sizes in the quilt pattern.

Cake Dash Layer Cake Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

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20. Layer Cake Custard Quilt Pattern by Jolly Jabber

This quilt is sure to become one of my favorites! This Layer Cake Custard Quilt Pattern includes instructions to make a delicious quilt that finishes at 63” x 88”. It makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly! Thanks to 10″ precuts, it comes together quick and easy!

Layer Cake Custard Quilt Pattern by Jolly Jabber

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21. Next Up Quilt Pattern by Carried Away Quilting

Next Up is a fun, precut friendly pattern that comes comes in two sizes: 86 x 86″ and 38 x 38″. The large version calls for a layer cake, and the small version calls for a charm pack.

Either way, it’s a quick quilt you can whip together in no time. The hardest part might be deciding which pretty square of fabric is “next up” in your layout!

Next Up Quilt Pattern by Carried Away Quilting

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22. Runaround Sue Quilt Pattern by Log Cabin Quiltery

I love the look of scrappy quilts and precuts are perfect for me! With a layer cake, you can make this adorable lap quilt. There are thirty blocks set 5 x 6 and the quilt finishes at 55″ x 66″. 

Runaround Sue Quilt Pattern by Log Cabin Quiltery

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23. Woodland Wonder Quilt Pattern by The Cloth Parcel

Create your own enchanting forest using 10″ squares or fat quarters. Stack, cut, arrange, and sew for this striking display of trees, holiday or otherwise. With options for a solid background and borders, this pre-cut friendly quilt is versatile and goes together in a snap.

Woodland Wonder Quilt Pattern by The Cloth Parcel

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24. Hopscotch Happy Quilt Pattern by Robin Pickens Inc

This quilt pattern for Hopscotch Happy can be made with your choice of fabrics. This bold and striking quilt uses squares and half-square triangles to make quilt blocks that play with inside and outside corners.

This pattern is great to use with Layer Cakes and can also be used with a mix of charm packs or yardage. Yardage needed is indicated on the back of pattern.

Hopscotch Happy Quilt Pattern by Robin Pickens Inc

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25. Layer Cake Links Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop

Unchain your creativity with this Layer Cake Links Quilt. This beginner-friendly pattern starts with a single 10” Layer Cake! You’ll sew up this delicious treat easily with an impressively finished quilt to show for it. 

Layer Cake Links Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop

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I HAVE ADDED SEVERAL OF THESE LAYER CAKE QUILT PATTERNS TO MY QUILTING BUCKET LIST. I SURE HOPE YOU LOVE THIS LIST AS MUCH AS I DO!

If you do make your own versions, I’d love to see them! Keep me updated by sharing your progress on our Facebook Page. And for more quilting goodness, I couldn’t resist sharing our collection of 25 Nine Patch Quilt Patterns, 27 Pinwheel Quilt Patterns, 27 Lone Star Quilt Patterns, 45 Star Quilt Patterns, and 45 Log Cabin Quilt Patterns to give you inspiration for your next quilting projects.

Break out that precut fabric squares and get started on a beautiful quilt you’ll be quilting in no time with these layer cake quilt patterns!